'Invincible' entertainment centre raided

FAZRIK KAMARUDIN

KUALA LUMPUR: An 'invincible' entertainment centre, so labelled as it is believed to have escaped raids after being in operation for more than 30 years, lost the title early this morning.

The centre along Jalan Sultan Ismail is also believed to be a favourite amongst homosexuals.

It was raided as part of Ops Bah 46, an operations carried to flush out illegal activities.

Federal Territories Ministry chief secretary Datuk Seri Adnan Md Ikhsan said the raid was carried out at 1.30am and there were some 50 people inside including tourists.

"In this Ops Bah, various enforcement agencies conduct checks on premises and patrons, to detect various wrongdoings.

"For this particular check, we found that the premise has a legitimate license, however if we find any wrongdoings, we will review their license and we will take action.

"I was informed by the intelligence team that the premise is believed to have never been inspected despite having been around for more than 30 years," Adnan said on the sidelines of Ops Bah, here, early today.

He said apart from the popular entertainment centre, raids were also conducted at two public housing projects (PPR); Sri Aman and Beringin in Kepong.

"We conduct checks at PPRs following investigations and information gathering, and we found that these areas have a serious problem with regard to drug addicts.

"I would like to call upon leaders, residents' representatives and residents themselves to come forward and provide us with information on the drug problems plaguing their residential areas.

"Direct information will make it easy for us to take immediate action, we will not take long to act if we have the information.

"Not only PPRs, other areas too must be more aware of drug problems, we want to do something before this problem truly gets out of hand," he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd